|The Scottish Chiefs - Jane Porter|
LibriVox recording of The Scottish Chiefs, by Miss Jane Porter. An adventure novel about William Wallace, one of the most popular books ever written by Jane Porter. The French version was even banned by Napoleon, and the book has remained very popular with Scottish children, but is equally enjoyable for adults. (Summary by Wikipedia, revised by Kikisaulite) Details of the source text and readers may be found on the LibriVox catalogue page for this item...
Keywords: librivox; audio book; historical fiction; novel; history; Scots; Scottish; Scotland; William Wallace; Robert Bruce; adventure; romance
Downloads: 20,255 (1 review)
|Antigone - Sophocles|
LibriVox recording of Antigone, by Sophocles (translated by Francis Storr). This is the final installment in Sophocles's Theban Plays, following Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. Oedipus's daughter Antigone deliberately breaks the laws of Thebes when she buries her brother's body and is sentenced to death. She clashes with Creon, the King of Thebes, over what constitutes justice and morality: the laws of the state or the laws of the individual...
Keywords: audiobook; librivox; sophocles; greek; tragedy; antigone
Downloads: 54,150 (1 review)
|Twenty Years After - Alexandre Dumas|
Librivox recording of Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Let's continue the D'Artagnan Romances that we've already started with The Three Musketeers. For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org.
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Dumas; three musketeers, D'Artagnan romances; sequel; adventure; romance; humor
Downloads: 74,837 (1 review)
|The Grand Babylon Hotel - Arnold Bennett|
LibriVox recording of The Grand Babylon Hotel, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Anna Simon. Theodore Racksole, a rich American multi-millionaire, buys the Grand Babylon Hotel, a luxurious hotel in London, as a whim - and then finds out there are strange things going on - a German prince is supposed to arrive but never turns up, someone is found murdered in the hotel, but then the body disappears. With the help of his independent daughter Nella and another German prince, Racksole sets out to solve the ...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; thriller; comedy; Bennett
Downloads: 34,157 (2 reviews)
|The Pirates of Ersatz - Murray Leinster|
LibriVox recording of The Pirates of Ersatz, by Murray Leinster. Read by Elliott Miller. Bron is the offspring of infamous space pirates but instead of following in the family footsteps he decides to become an electronic engineer. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get out, something pulls him back in. This is a tongue-in-cheek space adventure along the lines of the Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook, adventure; science fiction
Downloads: 21,892 (2 reviews)
|The Knights of Arthur - Frederik Pohl|
LibriVox recording of The Knights of Arthur, by Frederik Pohl. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). Sailors Sam Dunlap and Arthur check in to a New York hotel to await their mate Vern Engdahl when a girl shows up proposing to purchase Arthur. They need guys like Arthur to help run the city, and the fact that he fits in a small suitcase is even better. – The Knights of Arthur was first published in the January 1958 edition of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; Science Fiction
Downloads: 9,844 (2 reviews)
|"The Yillian Way" - Keith Laumer|
Junior Terran diplomat Jame Retief visits a government whose members seem determined to insult their delegation. This'll take some sharp thinking.... Keith Laumer (who spent time as a diplomat himself) is best known for his Retief and Bolo series. He combined humor with a sharp, even acrid view of humans as political creatures. Few stories by him have fallen into the public domain; I am honored to present this one.
Keywords: Audiobook - fiction; science fiction; humor
Downloads: 1,211 (3 reviews)
|War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells|
Librivox recording of War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells. Read by Rebecca. War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells (H.G. Wells) was published in 1898 at a time when he wrote a series of novels related to a number of historical events of the time. The most important of these was the unification and militarization of Germany. The story, written in a semi-documentary style, is told in the first person by an unnamed observer...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; science fiction; aliens
Downloads: 427,258 (4 reviews)
|Three Soldiers - John Dos Passos|
LibriVox recording of Three Soldiers, by John Dos Passos. Read by mb. Three Soldiers, the second novel by John Dos Passos, follows the experiences of several young Americans thrown into the confusion and brutality of World War I. Written when the author was just twenty-three, it was key to the development of a realistic depiction of war in American literature, and earned Dos Passos, later named by Jean-Paul Sartre "the greatest living writer of our time", important early attention...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; historical fiction; history; war stories
Downloads: 15,171 (2 reviews)
|The Iliad of Homer - Homer|
LibriVox recording of The Iliad of Homer, by Homer. Read by StephenC. The Iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium, by a coalition of Greek States, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; homer; adventure; ancient texts; classics (antiquity); myths/legends
Downloads: 97,787 (2 reviews)
|The Riddle of the Purple Emperor - Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew|
LibriVox recording of The Riddle of the Purple Emperor, by Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew. Read by Ruth Golding. Orphan Lady Margaret Cheyne returns home on her eighteenth birthday to live with her embittered maiden aunt and to take up her inheritance of the family jewels. The Cheyne jewels include a pendant featuring the Purple Emperor, a priceless jewel looted from a temple during the Indian Mutiny...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; detective story; crime; jewel thief; Scotland Yard; Narkom; Cleek; vanishing cracksman; man of the forty faces
Downloads: 11,377 (4 reviews)
|The Shadow of the Rope - E. W. Hornung|
LibriVox recording of The Shadow of the Rope, by E. W. Hornung. Read by Christine Dufour. Rachel Minchin stands in the dock, accused of murdering the dissolute husband she was preparing to leave. The trial is sensational, and public opinion vehemently and almost universally against her. When the jury astonishes and outrages the world with a vedict of Not Guilty, Rachel quickly finds herself in need of protection...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; hornung; literature
Downloads: 11,651 (4 reviews)
|Three Thousand Dollars - Anna Katharine Green|
LibriVox recording of Three Thousand Dollars, by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Roger Melin. This short story by Anna Katharine Green revolves around a plot to steal some goods secured safely within an impenetrable vault within the confines of Mr. Stoughton's business concern. Nobody seems to have any clue as to how the vault can be accessed, and yet access is gained once a day by person or persons unknown, by a means not known to anyone, apparently Mr...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; green
Downloads: 8,553 (4 reviews)
|Barnaby Rudge - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of Barnaby Rudge, by Charles Dickens. Read by Mil Nicholson. One of the two Historical novels Charles Dickens wrote, Barnaby Rudge is set around the ‘Gordon’ riots in London in 1780. The story begins in 1775 with Barnaby, his Mother, and his talking Raven Grip, fleeing their home from a blackmailer, and going into hiding. Joe Willet similarly finds he must leave his home to escape his Father’s ire, leaving behind the woman he loves...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; historical fiction
Downloads: 37,324 (5 reviews)
|Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (transl. Constance Garnett)|
Librivox public domain recording of Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (transl. Constance Garnett). Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a hated, unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money, thereby solving his financial problems and at the same time, he argues, ridding the world of evil...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; literature
Downloads: 279,488 (6 reviews)
|Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad|
Librivox recording of Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad. Read by Kristin Luoma Set in a time of oppressive colonisation, when large areas of the world were still unknown to Europe, and Africa was literally on maps and minds as a mysterious shadow, Heart of Darkness famously explores the rituals of civilisation and barbarism, and the frighteningly fine line between them. We get the tale through a classic unreliable narrator, relating as Marlow, a ship's captain, tells how he was sent by the Com...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; classic
Downloads: 318,307 (7 reviews)
|Scaramouche - Rafael Sabatini|
Librivox recording of Scaramouche, by Rafael Sabatini. Scaramouche is a romantic adventure and tells the story of a young aristocrat during the French Revolution. His successive endeavors as a lawyer, politician, actor, lover, and buffoon lead his enemies to call him "Scaramouche" (also called Scaramuccia, a roguish character in the commedia dell'arte), but he impresses many with his elegant orations and precision swordsmanship...
Downloads: 79,808 (6 reviews)
|The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells|
LibriVox's public domain recording of H.G. Well's The Invisible Man. The Invisible Man (1897) is one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time. Written by H.G. Wells (1866-1946), it tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility and uses it on himself. The story begins as the Invisible Man, with a bandaged face and a heavy coat and gloves, takes a train to lodge in a country inn whilst he tries to discover the antidote and make himself visible again...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; science fiction
Downloads: 561,129 (6 reviews)
|Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen|
LibriVox recording of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Read by Karen Savage. Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called First Impressions, but was never published under that title...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; austen; romance; humour
Downloads: 1,858,993 (13 reviews)
|Moby Dick, or the Whale - Herman Melville|
Librivox recording of Moby Dick, or the Whale, by Herman Melville. Read by Stewart Wills Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique -- but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book's eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
Downloads: 1,833,330 (18 reviews)